Halo: MCC is a great game, and the 343 team have been doing an amazing job with added cut content to truly make this the definitive experience (with the exception of unfaithful armor). However, because they are shutting down the servers (which I don't understand, if it's peer to peer it doesn't take up dedicated server space right?) I believe they are now responsible for capturing the original FEEL of the classics, which they don't do to the fullest. For one, that majestic Halo Reach opening screen is completely gone, at least with odst they put it into the campaign opening. The iconic loading screens are absent. And while this next thing is minor I think it goes a long way in immersing the player in the lobby atmosphere - the background gun shots and ambience in the lobbies is absent. I remember leaving my xbox on idle in the menu and listening to that ambience all night, so perhaps it's overly nostalgic to me more then others. As for the unfaithful armors, they should probably make a season by season switch for whether you can see the armors, because I want to see GRD but not the Loki and all that, or perhaps themed switches. Because I like the Halo 3 online ODST stuff but not the Halo 4 looking online stuff and I believe those are both in the same season. Anyway I hope in the long run they add these things. Bots would be cool too, to preserve matchmaking after the game dies for us few who want to live the Nostalgia every now and then. Obviously bots have a long way to go before they can be convincing. But away I just wanted to hear other people's opinions on the matter.
MCC, in my opinion, is obligated to be faithful.
OP Nobaru Kaku